Lola Oj is the most recent visitor on DANGMonolgue, an arrangement which shares the firsthand accounts of individuals we thought we truly know, and the media identity discusses her adventure into discovering her own
Lola was naturally introduced to a family where her mom is a Christian and her dad, a Muslim. Growing up, Lola ended up going to chapel and the mosque at the same time and she was very OK with it.
When she went out of the nation for her instruction, she rehearsed Christianity as her school was a Christian school. Indeed, she was a piece of the choir. In any case, as Lola developed more established, she chose to discover increasingly about religion and what she had confidence in.
In her mission to know more, Lola examined Rastafarianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, secularism lastly made due with Islam. For Lola, that was the religion that she comprehended and after that chose to stick to it.
In this scene, she discusses picking her religion and the responses of individuals to it.
People always assume that I am a Christian and when I tell them I am a Muslim, they tell me that I need to come to their church. Than, I tell them its no problem if they can come to my mosque. Then you just get, “Oh no, I can’t go to the mosque”.
I don’t understand why because up till today, I still go to people’s church if you’re doing a thanksgiving, a birthday or you need some emotional support. I’m that friend, I will be at your church because I’m comfortable and confident in my faith and what I believe in. I don’t feel like if I go to a church, it going to change my mind.
So, when I invite people to the mosque when my family is doing a function, you realise that no one turns up apart from my Yoruba people that understands the dynamics.
People are scared of the things they don’t know and what I want people to understand is that just because its not normal to you does not mean that its not normal to somebody else. So, rather than get defensive and ask people all these questions, just listen, understand their vibe and don’t ever feel that you’re in a position where you know more than someone based on a choice you made in life.
Asking me why I am a Muslim when I don’t ask you why you are a Christian is a bit offensive. I just feel that people need to understand and respect people’s choices and people’s space. And if you have a question, there’s a manner which you will do it which will be welcome.
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